It's holiday time again with Labor Day weekend right around the corner. Monday is a day set aside in honor of the working class.
It's our last holiday of summer before fall sets in and life goes back to a routine. I plan to spend the weekend outdoors, grilling, relaxing and enjoying family.
I think my Dad's words of wisdom fit in well with the theme of Labor Day: When you start a task, don't quit until it's done. No matter what the job, whether it be great or small, do it well or not at all.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend.
Flavorful Crockpot Potatoes
Serving size: 12
15 medium potatoes
1 cup sour cream
1 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in slow cooker. Barely cover with water. Cover. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Drain water. Mash potatoes. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Cover. Heat on low 4-6 hours. Sprinkle with cheese 5 minutes before serving.
32 ounces frozen hash brown potatoes
1 pound cooked ham, cubed
1 medium onion, diced
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
12 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Layer one third each of frozen potatoes, ham, onions and cheese in bottom of slow cooker. Repeat two times. Beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over mixture in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low 8-9 hours.
Cheese Crockpot Dip
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
10 3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 pound Velveeta, cubed
1 cup salsa
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 dashes garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover. Cook on high 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips, corn chips or party rye bread.
GARY'S TIP: Dirty neck rings around shirt or blouse collars can be removed by putting shampoo on them. Shampoo is made to remove body oils. Keep a cheap bottle of shampoo by the washing machine.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
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